A woman likely would have jumped to her death after Sunday night’s Oakland Raiders game, had it not been for a former Marine from Stockton who caught her from the third deck.
That’s the conclusion of Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson, who told NBC Bay Area that he credits the 61-year-old man – a die-hard Raiders fan – for urging the woman not to jump and breaking her fall from 50 feet above.
"He put his arms out and tried to catch her, he didn't even think about it. He didn't want her to fall," Nelson said. "There's no question, no question," that he saved her life.